Each year the Oregon Golf Association honors the OGA Volunteer of the Year during Volunteer Appreciation Day.  This year the award went to Bobbi Breslin for her work in Oregon Junior Golf. Bobbi has been an OGA Volunteer since 2001 and helps Oregon Junior Golf with registration and scoring at tournaments. Bobbi also puts in several office days at the OGA, helping to mail out registration packets and complete other projects during a busy junior golf season.

Three Volunteer of the Year honorees were awarded to Dave Scharringhausen, Steve Hagen and John Brown.

Dave Scharringhausen worked more than 30 days between Championships and Oregon Junior Golf in 2016. Dave moved into a Volunteer Coordinator role in his second year volunteering for the OGA and did an excellent job. His organizational skills were a big help making sure volunteers were checked-in and had everything they needed before beginning their shift. Dave would also make sure all of the volunteers were taken care of on the course once all the volunteers were checked-in.

Steve Hagen works with Oregon Junior Golf as a Rules Official for tournaments and USGA Qualifiers. He often helps with marking and preparing golf courses prior to tournaments including painting hazards, setting tees and hole locations. Steve is also an Eddie Hogan Cup Captain and coached his team to a 1st place finish in this year’s Eddie Hogan Cup at Riverside Golf and Country Club.

John Brown was honored as the Course Rating Volunteer of the Year honoree. John has been volunteering with Course Rating for 14 years, after previously volunteering with NCGA (Northern California GA). As a Team Leader, his experience and education are invaluable. His past years as Handicap Chair help John to understand how Courses Ratings affect a player’s Handicap Index. John shares his years of knowledge to help train new and experienced Course Raters to make OGA Course Ratings accurate and fair.

The Oregon Golf Association would not be able to conduct Championships, USGA Qualifiers and rate courses without the dedication of our volunteers. A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for all the time they donate to amateur golf in Oregon and SW Washington!

** The award is named after Bill Worden.


Bill Worden OGA Volunteer of the Year Award
Year Volunteer of the Year Honoree Honoree Honoree Honoree Honoree
2016 Bobbi Breslin John Brown Dave Scharringhausen Steve Hagen    
2015 Shanda Imlay Cliff Shahbaz Bob Proctor Harry Mejdell    
2014 Fran Fuller Helen "Rusty" Beckel Andy McNiece Dave Siegel    
2013 Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly Rick Parker Jack Evans Forrest McCreadie Linda McCreadie  
2012 Bill King Steve Hagen Mike Mahaffey Kim Wenger    
2011 Peter Pittock Shawn Hoffman Bill Henke Jeanne Biggerstaff    
2010 Louise Labsch Phil Fribley Roger Mink Tom Garrow    
2009 Owen Osborne Gene Chambers Gail Phillips Jesse Castillo    
2008 Linda and Forrest McCreadie Terry McEvilly Pete Scholz Peter Pittock Jerry Low  
2007 Teri Melnichuk Deb Bartel Owen Osborne Mark Reed    
2006 Harry Mejdell Laddie Farish Rob Hill Steve Lee    
2005 Dorothy Bacon John Brown Mary Harrington Warwick Smith    
2004 Everett Reynolds Teri Melnichuk Steve Melnichuk Bill Worden Molly Edmunds  
2003 Jerry Low Dorothy Bacon Cal Collins Margaret Maves    
2002 Ray Carder Reed Clarke Vicki Craig Bobbi Breslin    
2001 Jane Ball Bill King Mandy Rasmussen Mary Lou Thun Tim Johnson  
2000 Dave Siegel Sally Lewis Gene Teel Gerry Scovil Mike Rashko  
1999 Cliff Shahbaz Robin Hill Forrest McCreadie Linda McCreadie Lyle Schultz  
1998 Steve Hagen Phil Fribley Tom Gaffney Dona Holmes Ev Reynolds  
1997 Don Fearing Terry Allen Joanne Kowitz Ted Ochsner Alice Reynolds  
1996 Pat Domogalla Jane Ball Ray Carder Bud Duval Peter Pittock Fred Wilson
1995 John Balmat Donna Bodtker Gen. J.W. Johnston Alene Powell John Vanderborght  
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